In new business, two items were approved Monday night at the Vandalia City Council meeting:
• Change order #1 for Second Street sewer main crossing (an increase of $5,994.45 due to materials), and
• Pay application #1 for Second Street sewer main crossing (an increase of $69,510.26, also due to materials).
In other business, two autumn parades are in the near future (October) for Vandalia:
• Homecoming parade is this Thursday, Oct. 7, starting in the Vandalia High School parking lot at 5 p.m., and
• Halloween parade, sponsored by the Lions Club, on Thursday, Oct. 28, starting at Seventh Street and Gallatin (where the city Christmas tree is placed each year), beginning at 7 p.m.
Vandalia Chief of Police, Jeff Ray, cautioned parents, children, and others to be alert, considerate, and safety conscious of all those enjoying the parade.
Mayor Ricky Gottman reported that the lamps and benches for the Fifth and Sixth Street railroad crossings, running…